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The project Global Internet Governance and International Information Security is part of the PIR Center Emerging Technologies and Global Security prog...

The project Emerging Technologies and Global Security is part of the PIR Center eponymous program and aimed at exploring the potential for cooperation...

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The recent PIR Center report, “Iran in the Regional and Global Perspective” offers a fresh twist on advice for negotiators as they continue to work on an agreement. As a compilation of articles by experts who met in Bangkok and Moscow in 2014 to explore the prerequisites of longer term solutions for...

The book “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy” by David Hoffman is a true documentary thriller focusing on the most difficult period of the 20th century. The international situation at that time is described as teetering on the brink of a nuclear world ...

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Ms. Belova was deeply involved in restructuring of Russia's nuclear energy sector in 2005-2007 and was one of the top advisors and decisionmakers in this area. In the commentary she shares her experience of making a modern business entity out of an inherited huge Soviet nuclear monster. She also giv...

What are Russia's role and its place in the nuclear renaissance? What are the difficulties that will confront Russia and other countries that bet on nuclear energy, and how can they be overcome? These issues are addressed by expert on nuclear energy system analysis Alexander Chebeskov, Deputy Minist...

In an era of renewed interest in nuclear power, Germany's choice in favor of a non-nuclear future is an exception. What is the reason for this choice? What are its consequences? Could the decision that has been taken be reconsidered?

German Nuclear Power: Ahead to the Past or Back to the Future?

China's growing economy has substantial energy requirements. The limitations of hydrocarbon resources, which are linked to the issues of transportation and the environment, have forced China to pay significant attention to the development of nuclear energy. The PIR Center experts evaluate the prospe...

In an analysis of the Persian Gulf countries' decision to develop nuclear energy, the author reaches the conclusion that this choice is dictated by the growing electricity needs of all the countries in the region and the likely exhaustion of hydrocarbon resources over the long run. Competition with ...

In 2005-2007, dozens of initiatives on ensuring the provision of uranium enrichment services and nuclear fuel cycle were put forward in various corners of the world. In the opinion of the PIR Center Executive Director, the Russian proposal to create the Uranium EnrichmentCenter in Angarsk could prov...

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